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IT Academy training and events - Nov./Dec. 2020
November 12, 2020
Hosted by the IT Staff Development team, Yale’s IT Academy consists of a robust speaker series, recommended online training offerings, and learning events to support the professional growth and staff development of Yale’s IT community.
Upcoming Sessions in November and December 2020
Transitioning from Homepages to Dashboards
Get ahead of the curve. In the first quarter of 2021, ServiceNow will be upgraded to the Paris version and homepages will no longer be supported. These training sessions will help you to convert existing homepages, how to best take advantage of new functionality in dashboards and learn best practices for creating and showing reports in dashboards.
Pre-register for the November 7 or December 5 ServiceNow training in Yale’s Training Management System (TMS). Login to Yale’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) may be required. The Zoom link will be emailed to individuals registered for the training session.
Developer Lunch and Learn
Accessibility: ARIA 101
On Tuesday, December 8, from noon—1:15 p.m., join the Digital Accessibility team for a session on “ARIA 101”.
What exactly is ARIA? If the first rule of ARIA is not to use ARIA, then when is it appropriate to use ARIA? What are the most important ARIA attributees a web developer should know and use? This talk builds off of the Semantic HTML talk from earlier in the year.
Pre-register for the December 8 Lunch and Learn training in TMS. Login to Yale’s VPN may be required. The Zoom link will be emailed to individuals registered for the training session.
Team Building and Race
Wednesday, November 19
Please join James Jones, Yale’s Head Basketball Coach, for this Café IT event.
In this Café IT session, Yale’s men’s basketball coach, James Jones, will share his personal story of what it is like to be a black man, and a black man at Yale. Coach Jones is the winningest coach in Yale men’s basketball since 1896—the year the team held its first season.
Focusing on how and why athletic teams blend together, he will share what he has learned over his 22 seasons about what it takes to build a winning team in a diverse culture. These strategies/principles for team building apply to all teams whether on the basketball court or in the conference room.
There will also be a time to chat with Coach Jones about everything Yale Basketball. Please join us for this special opportunity to hear from one of Yale’s leaders.
Meaningful Performance Management
Wednesday, December 2
Please join Blanche Temple and Sandra Germenis for this Café IT event outlining guidance for how to conduct a meaningful, in-depth performance evaluations and providing meaningful feedback throughout the fiscal year.
In what ways are shared goals conveyed? Are all managers adept at providing in depth performance feedback? What resources and methods are available to assist all staff?
A Year in Review with Paul Rivers
Thursday, November 5
Please join us to discuss Information Security “A Year in Review: 2020”. This chat will be led by Paul Rivers, Yale’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Each year, Paul Rivers presents a report to the Yale Board of Trustees. This report highlights the year’s successes and challenges of Information Security at Yale. It also projects the University’s cybersecurity direction and priorities for the upcoming year.
This year, you have heard the concept, “Security is Everyone’s Responsibility”. This month’s InfoSec chat will focus on how we can work together to:
- Move the University on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model
- Enable Yale to deliver its mission securely
Please join us to reflect on how far we have come on Yale’s cybersecurity journey and what lies ahead for the next year.
Pre-register for the December 3 InfoSec Chat in TMS. Login to Yale’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) may be required.
Where’s my DSP?
Wednesday, November 18
Please join a panel of DSP Managers, DSPs, and Rick Kremer, who will lead an insightful look into the Faculty and Staff Desktop Support service offering.
We will discuss the four distinct operating models which govern us, where DSPs sit, the wide array of support services they provide, and, most importantly, the value the DSPs provice as the face of IT to our customers.
The goal is to demystify how the Team operates so that others in ITS understand how the team can be leveraged, as well as challenges the team faces to better set expectations.
Pre-register for the November 18 Tech Talk in TMS. Login to Yale’s VPN may be required.
Virtual & Augmented Reality at Yale
Wednesday, December 9
Please join Randall Rode, Director of Campus IT Partner Relationship and Development, for this Tech Talk on Virutal & Augmented Reality at Yale.
Extended Reality (XR) compromises a range of rapidly advancing technologies that provide access to other worlds (virtual reality/VR), digital overlays on reality (augmented reality/AR), or something in-between (mixed reality/MR). Yale faculty and students are exploring the cutting edge of these technologies, with applications in the classroom, delivering virtual performances and art installations, for patient treatment and other use cases.
This talk will focus on teams working with the Blended Reality applied research project.
Pre-register for the December 9 Tech Talk in TMS. Login to Yale’s VPN may be required.
Spinup - Container Service
Wednesday, December 16
Please join Camden Fisher, Enterprise Architect of Cloud Technologies for a deep-dive into setting up and using the Spinup Container Service.
You will get a brief overview of the container service and how to leverage it to deploy containerized applications in Spinup. We will also dive into the components that make up the container service and how they come together to make deploying containerized applications easy.
Pre-register for the December 16 Tech Talk in TMS. Login to Yale’s VPN may be required.
IT Academy staff development training resources
- Check the IT calendar of events and TMS IT Staff Development pages (login through Yale’s VPN may be required) for additional details on future Tech Talks, InfoSec Chats, Café IT, and other IT events and training.
- View the ‘new’ training opportunities recently posted on the IT Academy: Recommended Online Training web page.
- A myriad of training courses and opportunities are available on Yale’s LinkedIn Learning website and It’s Your Yale Learn and Grow Calendar.
- If you missed a past Tech Talk, InfoSec Chat, or Café IT event, most were recorded and are available either through the IT Academy Speaker Videos Microsoft Stream Channel or via the IT Staff Development (Public) Box folder.